Paleo Recipe - Smoothie

Get Lots Of Iron With 1 Smoothie

Ever feel that you need to include more Iron in your Paleo diet?

The smoothie below will give you more than enough… just avoid all magnets after drinking it.

As well as being rich in Iron this smoothie is packed full of Folic Acid, Magnesium, and Vitamins

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One special ingredient that this particular Paleo diet recipe features is beetroot or most commonly called beets. Beets that are most usually used and cultivated are often dark red almost violet in color, though there are yellow and even white (albino) varieties used in different countries. The beetroot or the taproot is the part most used for food but the leaves or beet greens are also used. Beets are also used for medicinal purposes and even as cosmetics, which was very common during the Middle Ages.

Paleo Diet Food - Beetroot

Though there are hints that this plant may have been present as early as the time of Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the earliest records of planting beets were during the 1500’s in either Germany or Italy. Though today’s beetroots are round in appearance, the first varieties were known to be longer, much like a parsnip. During the 1700’s, scientists and experts saw potential in beetroots and it grew popularity in different countries. Soon, beets were studied for their health benefits and these benefits are some of the best.

Taking Care Of Your Blood Pressure

Paleo Food - Beets - Takes Care Of Blood Pressure

Beets are especially rich in nitrates. Nitrates are needed in order to produce nitric oxide in the body. This nitric oxide helps the blood vessels of the body relax and dilate which in turn allows better blood flow throughout the body. When the blood vessels are narrow or constricted, the heart will have a hard time pumping blood, putting more pressure on the heart. There have been studies carried out where beetroot juice was given to volunteers who had high blood pressure. After a few minutes of drinking beetroot, the people showed a significant decrease in their blood pressure levels. These studies also suggest that the effect of lowering blood pressure also depends on the amount of beetroot a person consumed.

Promotes Better Weight

Beetroots are filled with dietary fiber and calories, which can help you lose weight. The calories in beets are better than sugar and do not leave fat deposits. Whilst the fiber keeps you feeling fuller for longer it also helps to expel toxins and fats from your body. The calories to be found in beets are burned for energy and promotes the use of stored energy as well. The glucose content of beets comes in a whole food form, which means it comes with nutrients and phytochemicals that can be utilized well by the body.

Reduces The Risk Of Dementia And Boosts Brain Energy 

Paleo Diet - Reduces Dementia Risks

This can also be associated with the nitrates of beets. Because the nitric oxide promotes better blood flow, the brain also gets to have its healthy supply of oxygen. Because of age and deteriorating health, some parts of the brain get less oxygen and energy supply. This makes it hard for the brain to function normally and cognition will also start to decrease. When the brain is not functioning well regularly and the energy is not enough to fuel its activities, dementia, and memory-related  conditions are not far from happening in a person as they grow older.

Reduces Inflammation

Beetroot contains a wide variety of anti-inflammatory substances, which work perfectly with the body. If you came from a hard work out in the gym, eating beetroot can not only ease your empty stomach but also reduce inflammation to your muscles. The anti-inflammatory contents trigger molecules in the cells that will help reduce any inflammation you are experiencing. These anti-inflammatory properties of beets help provide the body with relief from the daily stress that it goes through. There is evidence that points to the fact that the anti-inflammatory content of beets can reduce wrinkles, osteoporosis, bronchitis, chronic pain, and arthritis.

Powerful Antioxidants To Fight Off Diseases

Paleo Diet - Contains Powerful Antioxidants

Besides the anti-inflammatory properties of beetroot, this vegetable is also high regarded for the antioxidants it contains. These antioxidants are responsible for helping the body remove toxins and help the body’s immune system. Antioxidants detox and cleanse cells, as well as help each cell grow healthier, which directly affects the ability of the body to protect itself against the most simple as well as the worst types of diseases. The antioxidants in beets also reflect on your complexion, nails, eyesight, and hair. These antioxidants reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer – three of the modern world’s worst degenerative diseases.

It’s An Aphrodisiac

If you are looking for an aphrodisiac that is not chemically formulated or is not from an exotic animal, then eat your beets. The use of beets as an aphrodisiac can be traced back to the time of the ancient Romans. This is not surprising since beets promote blood flow and increase your energy. Beets also contain boron, a substance that can boost the sex hormones and help the body’s sexual drive.

Iron and More!

Iron And More!

Since the recipe boasts plenty of iron, it is important to recognize beetroots’ iron content. Iron is an important mineral that helps the body be at its best. From the time that a foetus grows in a mother’s womb, iron is already needed to ensure better development of the child and the optimum health of the mother. Iron also directly affects our blood by helping the formation of hemoglobin and having enough oxygen to go around with the blood, preventing anemia and other diseases. Beetroot also contains thiamin, Vitamin B6, manganese, potassium, copper, and magnesium. All these are essential in keeping the body healthy and help you to live a longer life.  So making sure that you regularly include this vegetable on your paleo diet food list is vital.

So the next time you see beetroot in the supermarket, don’t hesitate to pick them up and try this Paleo lifestyle approved drink. Besides the Paleo recipe above, there are more Paleo diet recipes containing beetroot that are just as good. As well as being a truly delicious drink remember that the beetroot in this or any other simple Paleo recipes is providing your body with a wide variety of health benefits as well.

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